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Hi All,
My post title says 'the Netherlands' but I'm actually a Brit abroad and still have a UK address for eBay deliveries and somewhere to keep my family and old computer equipment.

I used BBC's at school and got an Electron off a work colleague in the late 80's but didn't do much with it at the time due to, lets say, a busy period of my life.

Now I have the time and money to do all the things I didn't do BITD.

I want to expand my Electron and eventually buy a BBC-B.
I picked up a Plus 1 last week and now I'm looking for a PRES AP4 or a Slogger Pegasus. Anyone got a spare one to sell me?

Right, I'm off to read the forums.
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Welcome!
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-B- wrote:My post title says 'the Netherlands' but I'm actually a Brit
Best of both worlds :?

Welcome to this forum from the south of the Netherlands. Enjoy your visits here.

Please let us also know your first name, that's a little less anonymous :wink:

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Welcome -B-. :D
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Oops, yes sorry.
My name is Neil by the way.
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welcome Neil :)

now you have a Plus1, it can come to life!!
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CMcDougall wrote:welcome Neil :)

now you have a Plus1, it can come to life!!
I know right (my kids say that phrase) I can't wait to unite my Electron with this Plus 1 I just bought. Trouble is, they are in different countries right now.
Roll on Christmas.

That reminds me, I need to place a want-ad.
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Welcome Neil!

That Electron should be a lot of fun. Compared to the Timex 1000 you bought off me a few months ago - the keyboard is a lot better! 8)

Btw - there is a Plus 3 for sale on Marktplaats, it also comes with a spare Plus 1 and Electron! Not too far from where you are in the Netherlands if I remember correctly.

Enjoy the stardot forums!
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Hi Paul,
I am avoiding the Plus 3 as it is ADFS rather than DFS, but maybe I should get one for the collection anyway.

My first aim is to get back up to the level of competency I was at 30 years ago then progress from there.

I am checking Marktplaats daily but don't want to buy things I already have for the sake of one item. That one on Marktplaats looks discoloured, someone needs to mix up a batch of Retr0brite!

I must admit, the Acorn keyboards are lovely to use. I love those little Timex things for different reasons and I have several of them.

Nice to hear from you though, you didn't let on that you were into Acorns when I visited.
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Welcome! :D

I was amused by your avatar image. I wonder if anyone else has noticed the resemblance of the Android logo to Metal Mickey. 8)
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Welcome aboard -B- :D

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Neil, firstly . . . Welcome to the forum =D>

Next . . . go for the Plus 3 -> then you can fit Pill's (prime) ROM/RAM board, into the Plus 3, which will give you ADFS E00 AND DFS E00 <- So, no loss of memory. I also have ARAs (Cartridge boards that take 2 EPROMs), ABRs (Battery backed RAM), ATIs Tube interfaces for the Electron (so then you can add a 2nd processor :shock: ) - with more on the way :D

Elks are just soon versatile :D

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Hullo Neil :) (definitely go for the plus three and install Phill's board!)

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daveejhitchins wrote:Neil, firstly . . . Welcome to the forum =D>

Next . . . go for the Plus 3 -> then you can fit Pill's (prime) ROM/RAM board, into the Plus 3, which will give you ADFS E00 AND DFS E00 <- So, no loss of memory.
This is true....though in reality I'm Phill .... not pill :) :) :)

I do have a load of the plus 3 ramrom left but please note it does need some soldering to fit tho.

Cheers.

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Prime wrote:This is true....though in reality I'm Phill .... not pill :) :) :)
Ooooops! :oops:

Dave H :D
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Hmmm, I am intrigued.
Soldering is no problem for me, I just need to widen my search for a disk system to include the Plus 3.
Anyone got a nice example of a Plus 3 for sale?

Right, I need to change my want-ad.

How much are these RAM/ROM boards?
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Hello Neil, glad you got up and running ok on here!

Good luck with the continued search fot Electron awesomeness :-D

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Thanks Stuart,
I had to pass the real person test before the admin would activate my account.
Thanks for the advice the other day.
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Thanks for the warm welcome from everybody, Dave M said it would be so.

I'm leaving work now for the first of my Christmas socials, will check in again before bed.

Cheers.
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Anytime ;-)
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Welcome on board Neil!

:D :D :D

Plenty of Elk things going on here :D

Regarding your Timex 1000 (ZX81), have you visited Sinclair ZX World?

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daveejhitchins wrote:Neil, firstly . . . Welcome to the forum =D>

Next . . . go for the Plus 3 -> then you can fit Pill's (prime) ROM/RAM board, into the Plus 3, which will give you ADFS E00 AND DFS E00 <- So, no loss of memory. I also have ARAs (Cartridge boards that take 2 EPROMs), ABRs (Battery backed RAM), ATIs Tube interfaces for the Electron (so then you can add a 2nd processor :shock: ) - with more on the way :D

Elks are just soon versatile :D

Dave H :D

Any news on the AP5's Mr. H?
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aerworuld wrote:Any news on the AP5's Mr. H?
Schematic is coming-on fine - I'll be using a PLD for the Page &FCxx decoding to give the flexibility required e.g. If I miss a location, in Page &FC, it can always be reprogrammed to add it at a later date. Apart from that . . . It may be complete . . . Just to lay out the PCB then and test.

Dave H :D
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Welcome to our forum! I'm from abroad too! :lol: :D
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Welcome to the forum Neil
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Hi Neil, welcome to the forum!!

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